Wuxi Li has placed first in the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD) Contest with his project Clock-Aware FPGA Placement. The ISPD provides a premier forum to exchange ideas and promote research on critical areas related to the physical design of VLSI systems. The contest is sponsored and organized by Xilinx, the largest FPGA company in the world. It uses industry-strength benchmarks and specifications, thus making it highly challenging. Compared to many other teams which have multiple students in each team, Li made it as the single student member in the UT team.